04/24/14 3:30pm

Via On the Go With Glo, when you come to the Washington D.C. area, it is VERY convenient to stay in Alexandria, Virginia while you are here seeing the sites (EVERYONE knows that – or at least they should…). Here’s a good video guide of the monuments,memorials, and museums to check out when you are visiting on your trip.

04/24/14 3:00pm
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Adam Kling is missing from the City of Alexandria.  Mr. Kling is autistic and requires medication which he does not carry with him. Mr. Kling was last seen on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6 P.M in the 4000 block of Ellicott Street.  Mr. Kling stated that he was taking a taxi to the Barnes and Noble in the Potomac Yard Shopping Center and never returned home. Mr. Kling does not drive and frequently takes taxi cabs as transportation.

Mr. Kling is a 24 year old white male. He is approximately 6’ tall and 230 lbs.  Mr. Kling has reddish-brown hair, blue eyes, and glasses. He was last seen wearing a black “Northface” jacket, blue shirt, and khaki pants. Mr. Kling has a beard but may have shaved it recently.

Alexandria Police ask that anyone who has seen Mr. Kling call police at 703.746.4444.

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04/24/14 2:30pm

I have been blogging about some gorgeous homes in the Alexandria Historic District. You can see the first one at this link, a beauty from the 1890s at this linkthis one from the 1830s at this link, another beauty from the 1900s at this link, and this Italianate home from 1800.

Here is a house from outside any of the Historic Districts. It is actually one of the oldest buildings outside a Historic District in Alexandria, Virginia. This gorgeous (and expensive) home from 1819 is in the North Ridge neighborhood across from this house of the day in Taylor Run. Unlike what I initially thought, it is NOT one of Alexandria’s most expensive homes.

Here are a couple of shots of the house… What do you think??


04/24/14 2:15pm

Doggy Happy Hour at Jackson 20 & Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

An Old Town Alexandria institution, Doggy Happy Hour at Jackson 20 and the Hotel Monaco Alexandria resumes this spring, offering specials on handcrafted cocktails and beers plus treats and water for canine companions. Dog-lovers can peruse items from local pet boutiques and learn about pet services in the area. 15% of proceeds benefit P.A.L. (People. Animals. Love.).

TIME: 5:00PM
: Free
LOCATION: Jackson 20 and Hotel Monaco Alexandria, 480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

For more community events, visit our community events calendar.

04/24/14 2:00pm

WARof1812-logoBe in the company of President James Madison THIS Sunday as ‘A Nation at War’ is discussed and debated at this weekend’s Presidential Salon.

The date is April 27, 1814 and the nation is at war with England. The Second Session of the Thirteenth Congress began on December 6, 1814 and, on the next day, President Madison delivered his annual message to both Houses of the Congress. Since that time, an Embargo has been enacted, a British offer of peace negotiations has been received and accepted, and the formal nominations for peace commissioners has been made to Congress.

Join President James Madison on Sunday, April 27, 2014 as he discusses the unfolding events in the context of his own time, and be a witness to the events of this year of 1814 as the events unfold.


This public debate in the company of James Madison, as presented by John Douglas Hall, at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, is part of on-going series of presidential salons which began in 2010 and continues through 2014 in honor of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Public questions and opinions related to the salon topics are welcome and encouraged.

The salon, held in the Main Dining Room of Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant, will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m; check-in is at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street. Reservations are recommended and tickets are $15 per person and $10 for high school/college students. Madeira, Port and other libations will be available for purchase at the event.

Since 1985, John Douglas Hall has been following the life of James Madison on a day-by-day basis. He offers a very unique opportunity for today’s audiences to engage James Madison in conversation in the context of Madison’s own time. In appearance, in content, syntax, and with a remarkable command of the period and the man, John Douglas Hall has presented James Madison in numerous, academic, governmental, public and private forums for more than 25 years.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and the new Federal City of Washington. The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. For more information, please visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Alexandria Shop or call 703.746.4242. Additional dates for the series include Sundays, June 22, September 13, and November 16.

04/24/14 1:00pm

Bill Euille Speaks at rally at King Street Gardens in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

UPDATED (1:15 PM): Reader noted I misspelled Rallies in the post title. Correction made.

Having been accused of being a ‘Republican Party operative’ in other threads on other blogs and websites, I was a little nervous about heading to a rally for a Democratic candidate for Congress like Alexandria Mayor Euille.

The event was held at 5:30 PM at King Street Gardens Park in the upper King Street area of Old Town Alexandria. I was a little shocked at the timing of the event and the location. At 5:30 PM, how many of you are still working?

As for the location, I understand that Bill was trying to grab the attention of commuters walking home and/or walking to the Metro but, for people like me who drive occasionally, the parking for this event left something to be desired if Bill was looking to attract a crowd. IMHO, you have this event here or at Market Square say 7:00 PM and you get a bigger crowd.

Personally, I like Mayor Euille because he looks at the whole picture before deciding on things. I don’t agree with every decision (e.g. Red Light cameras, longer parking meter hours, etc) the Mayor or Council make but, Bill listens. I also think Bill has the best campaign website I have seen so far this 2014 primary season.

As for his campaign, he says the campaign is running strong (see this press release) but, being a good fundraiser doesn’t translate into votes. He has good name recognition in Alexandria but, what about the other areas of the 8th District? He made a good but, not inspiring speech to the assembled crowd yesterday (see the above photo). Frankly, I was shocked during the speech he touched only a little on the theme of his first campaign ad. Could that lack of inspiration been the result of having run unopposed for Mayor for so long? I did like the beginning of the speech where he talked about his family’s connection to the park, especially his Mother.

What are your thoughts on Bill Euille? Would you vote for him as our next Congressman?

To find out more about the Bill Euille campaign, click this link.

Here are some more photos I took of the event…